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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

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Judy Woodruff
Co-Anchor and Managing Editor of the PBS NewsHour
KQED 10/15/2013
the Washington Post" reported today the NSA has collected millions of contact lists from e-mail and online chats, including the records of many Americans. The report cited documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Judy Woodruff
PBS Anchor and Managing Editor of PBS NewsHour
KQED 12/09/2013
Woodruff: The giants of the tech industry made a highly public appeal today to rein in government surveillance. it came in the form of an open letter to president Obama. the call for curbs focused on people's personal information being collected from online traffic. 545 Eight major companies, including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter, banded together to write an open letter to the president and congress. It appeared in full-page newspaper ads and (online)
Judy Woodruff
PBS Anchor and Managing Editor of PBS NewsHour
KQED 12/09/2013
Woodruff: online. the letter read in part: “The balance in many countries has tipped too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the individual-rights that are enshrined in our Constitution. This undermines the freedoms we all cherish.” it's the tech giants' latest bid to salvage public trust, amid revelations that they've had to provide users' data to the government. the details come from edward snowden, who leaked a trove of material from the national security agency last summer.
Robert Gates
Former Secretary of Defense
KQED 01/14/2014
Woodruff: Do you think the NSA and many of the programs and practices have gone too far? Gates: The question is, whether NSA developed capabilities and applied those capabilities that went beyond the guidelines or the left and right curves if you will that the President and the Congress expected and were briefed on. And that's why I think that the White House review and the Congressional Review are so important and if the program did go beyond those guidelines, did go beyond those limits, to get it back within those limits and if, in fact, there were people who knowingly went beyond what the president had approved, that they be held accountable.
Judy Woodruff
Co-Anchor and Managing Editor of the PBS NewsHour
KQED 07/02/2014
Woodruff: A bipartisan government panel reported today the national security agency's internet surveillance is an effective tool against terrorism. A "Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board," a group appointed by the President, said the so-called "prism" program, under a provision of the foreign intelligence surveillance act, "section 702," is constitutional. David Medine chairs the board. Medine: Overall the board has found that the information the program collects has been valuable and effective in protecting the national security and producing valuable foreign intelligence information … outside of this fundamental core, certain aspects of the section 702 program do raise privacy concerns and push the program close to the line of constitutional reasonableness.
Judy Woodruff
Co-Anchor and Managing Editor of the PBS NewsHour
KQED 07/02/2014
Woodruff: The panel's report on internet surveillance contrasted sharply with its earlier finding on phone data collection. It said that effort lacked a viable legal foundation and should be shut down.
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